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Concordia is a strategic board game where players lead their own Roman dynasty, managing resources, trading goods, and expanding their influence across the ancient world through clever card play and efficient actions.

8.10 / 10
BGG Rating
published year
2 - 5
player count
2 - 5
Recommended player count
100 mins
play time

How Complex is Concordia?

2.99 / 5

Concordia has a moderate complexity level, with simple rules but deep strategic gameplay that requires planning, resource management, and card play optimization.

How much Luck is involved in the gameplay of Concordia?

1 / 5

Luck plays a minor role in Concordia as the game is primarily driven by strategic decision-making and efficient resource management, with minimal reliance on random chance.

How much Player Interaction does Concordia offer?

2 / 5

Concordia offers moderate player interaction through competition for resources and control of territories, but players can also pursue their own strategies without direct confrontation.

How much Replayability does Concordia offer?

4 / 5

Concordia offers high replayability due to the variable setup of the game board, the different card combinations, and the various strategies that can be employed by players.

Why you should play Concordia

Strategic gameplay

Concordia is a game that requires players to think strategically and plan ahead in order to succeed. Players must manage their resources and make smart decisions in order to gain the most victory points.

Easy to learn

Despite its strategic depth, Concordia is relatively easy to learn. The game mechanics are straightforward and the rulebook is well-written, making it accessible to both new and experienced players.


With a variety of different maps and card combinations, Concordia offers a high level of replayability. Each game is different, and players must adapt their strategies to the changing circumstances.

Balanced gameplay

Concordia is a well-balanced game that rewards players for making smart decisions and punishes them for making mistakes. This ensures that each game is competitive and challenging, regardless of the skill level of the players.

Why you should avoid Concordia

Lack of player interaction

Concordia is a game that is primarily focused on individual player strategies, and there is limited interaction between players. This may not be appealing to players who prefer games with more direct player interaction.

Limited theme integration

While the game's theme is engaging, it is not fully integrated into the gameplay. Some players may find this lack of thematic integration to be a drawback. Personality cards in the game are full of text. Interesting artwork could have been used given that the cards relate to ancient gods.

Slow-paced gameplay

Concordia is a game that requires careful planning and consideration, which can lead to slow-paced gameplay. Players who prefer faster-paced games may find Concordia to be too slow for their tastes.

Where to find the Rules of Concordia

Check the rules of Concordia in a PDF file.

You can also find the community-driven rules summary, player aid, etc., in the Concordia files section on the BoardGameGeek website. You need an account on BGG to download files.

Beginner Strategies for Concordia

These strategies are for players who have either not played or played one or two games of Concordia.

Focus on building a strong economy

In Concordia, money is key. You need to have a strong economy to be able to afford the cards and resources you need to win the game. Try to build as many production buildings as possible early on to generate income.

Personality cards win you games

More often players only concentrate on expanding their territory and resource production. While that's important, it will not win you games. To win a game of Concordia, you must acquire personality cards that will maximise your points.

For example, you should try acquiring many Saturnus cards if you have at least one city in most of the territories.

Pay attention to the scoring conditions

Each card in your hand has different scoring conditions. Make sure you understand this thoroughly and adjust your strategy accordingly.

Expand your territory

The more cities you have, the more resources you can collect and the more points you can score. Try to expand your territory as quickly as possible, but be careful not to spread yourself too thin.

Pay attention to your opponents

In Concordia, you can earn resources during your opponents' turns when they use Prefect cards to produce goods. Hence, try to build one or more houses in the provinces your opponents may likely choose when playing Prefect.

Plan ahead

Concordia is a game of long-term planning. Try to think several turns ahead and anticipate what your opponents might do. This will help you make better decisions and stay ahead of the competition.

I hope these strategies help you get started with Concordia. Good luck and have fun!

Advanced Strategies for Concordia

Use your cards wisely

Your turn starts and ends with cards. Cards in your hand earn points at the end game. So, buy only the cards that will maximise your points and try to time their use in the game.

For example, when using Prefect cards, your opponents also may benefit if they have cities in that region. Hence, you can try playing the card when they have maxed out their storage.

Diversify your strategy

In Concordia, there are many different ways to score points. Try to experiment with different strategies and don't be afraid to try something new.

Use your colonists wisely

Colonists are a valuable resource in Concordia. Using your colonists from your storage space early will unlock space for storing more goods. Try to use the colonists strategically to block your opponents and gain an advantage.

Be flexible

In Concordia, things can change quickly. Be prepared to adjust your strategy on the fly and take advantage of unexpected opportunities.

Keep an eye on the endgame

The endgame in Concordia can come quickly. Make sure you are keeping track of the remaining turns and adjust your strategy accordingly.

I hope these strategies help you improve your game in Concordia. Good luck and have fun!


Set Collection
Hand Management
Open Drafting
Point to Point Movement
Deck, Bag, and Pool Building
Action Retrieval
Advantage Token
End Game Bonuses
Variable Set-up
Auction: Dutch
Movement Points
Hidden Victory Points